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10 Craziest Gaddafi Moments/Eccentricities

10 Craziest Gaddafi Moments/Eccentricities

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Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi is a nut - here are a few reasons why
Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi is a nut - here are a few reasons why

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Published by: Hedgefund Live on Feb 28, 2011
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10 Craziest Gaddafi Moments/EccentricitiesHedgeFundLIVE.com –1) Nursing Staff – Gaddafi relies heavily on his long-time Ukrainian nurse, GalynaKolotnytska, who has been described as a ”voluptuous blonde.” Of the rumored staffof four Ukrainian nurses that cater to the Leader’s health and well-being, one informant emphasized to multiple Emboffs that Qadhafi cannot travel without Kolotnytska, as she alone “knows his routine.”When Kolotnytska’s late visa application resulted in her Security Advisory Opinionbeing received on the day Gaddafi’s party planned to travel to the U.S., the Libyan Government sent a private jet to ferry her from Libya to Portugal to meet upwith the Leader during his rest-stop. Some embassy contacts have claimed that Qadhafi and the 38 year-old Kolotnytska have a romantic relationship. While he didnot comment on such rumors, a Ukrainian political officer recently confirmed that the Ukrainian nurses “travel everywhere with the Leader.”2) Female Body Guards – His recent travel may also suggest a diminished dependenceon his legendary female guard force, as only one woman bodyguard  accompanied him to New York.  In the past Gaddafi has traveled with a group of 30 – 40 female security guards that are rumored to be virgins.3) Self Promotion – When applying for Gaddafi’s visa, one of his staff asked whetherit was necessary for the Leader to submit a portrait of himself that fit consular application regulations, noting that his photo was displayed throughout the city and that anyone of hundreds of billboards could be photographed and shrunkento fit the application’s criteria.  When the rule was enforced, Gaddafi’s staff reluctantly conceded to take a portrait of the Leader specifically for the visa application.4)  The Man likes his Tent – When one of Gaddafi’s staff began to search for properaccommodations for Gaddafi, he informed us that the Leader must stay on the first floor of any facility that was rented for him. (he separately told U.S. officials in Washington that Gaddafi couldnot climb more than 35 steps.) He than cited this requirement as the primary reason that the Libyan residence in New Jersey was selected as the preferred accommodation site rather than the Libyan PermRep’s residence in New York City. The member of Gaddafi’s staff also sought to find accommodations with room to pitch Qadhafi’s Bedouin tent, Qadhafi’s traditional site for receiving visitors and conducting meetings, as it offers him a non-verbal way of communicating that he is a man close to his cultural roots.5) Who fly’s for more than eight hours? – Gaddafi’s dislike of long flights and apparent fear of  flying over water also caused logistical headaches for his staff. When discussing flight clearances with Emboffs, the staff explained that the Libyan delegation would arrive from Portugal, as Gaddafi “cannot fly more than eight hours” and would need to overnight in Europe prior to continuing his journey to NewYork. His staff also revealed in the same conversation that Qadhafi does not like to fly over water. Presumably for similar reasons, Gaddafi staff also requested a stop in Newfoundland to break his travel from Venezuela to Libya on September 29.6) Gaddafi‘s Trusted Staff - Gaddafi appears to be almost obsessively dependent ona small core of trusted personnel. This group coordinates the logistics of Gaddafi’s visit. This group balanced the UNGA preparations between equally frenetic preparations for the August 31 African Union (AU) Summit and September 1 celebration of Gaddafi’s coup.  At large events such as the August 31 AU Summit and September 1

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